Class of 1967


World Series Champions: St. Louis Cardinals
Superbowl I Champions: Green Bay Packers (FIRST Superbowl)
NBA Champions: Philadelphia 76ers
Stanley Cup Champs: Toronto Maple Leafs
U.S. Open Golf Jack Nicklaus
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Jack Newcombe/Billie Jean King
Wimbledon (Men/Women): John Newcombe/Billie Jean King
NCAA Football Champions: USC
NCAA Basketball Champions: UCLA
Kentucky Derby: Proud Clarion
Sports Highlights:  
The Hotties and Fashion Icons: Raquel Welch, Barbara Eden, Audrey Hepburn, Diana Rigg, Annette Funicello, Barbara Feldon, Yvonne Craig, Jane Fonda
"The Quote" "What we have here is a failure to communicate"
- Strother Martin in 'Cool Hand Luke'

"We rob banks."
- Warren Beatty, as Clyde Barrow, in 'Bonnie and Clyde'

"Because Im worth it"
- L'Oral

"Our repairmen are the loneliest guys in town"
- Maytag Appliances

"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me... aren't you?"
- Dustin Hoffman in 'The Graduate'

"They call me MISTER TIBBS"
- Sidney Poitier, in 'In The Heat Of The Night'

- Walter Brooke, in 'The Graduate'

Time Magazine's Man of the Year Lyndon B. Johnson
Miss America: Jane Jayroe (Lavern, OK)
Miss USA: Sylvia Hitchcock (Alabama) / Cheryl Patton (Florida)
The Scandal: In spite of what you may still hear today, Walt Disney was not frozen right after his death in late 1966.

Airplane Celebrity Death: Otis Redding

Automobile Celebrity Death: Jayne Mansfield

Countercultural icon Abbie Hoffman led a group of anticapitalists to the New York Stock Exchange, where they dropped dollar bills from the balcony onto the floor as traders scrambled to retrieve the cash. He also led a group of 50,000 people and tried to levitate the Pentagon with their combined psychic power.

The Doors earned a lifetime ban from the Ed Sullivan show after agreeing to censor the lyrics to their hit "Light My Fire," but ended up singing the original lyrics anyway.

Nerd News: The first handheld calculator invented.

The largest Emerald, the 'Gachala Emerald' was found. It weighs in at 858 carats.

Rolling Stone began publication.The first issue sold about 5,000 copies.

Having been tested in a few outlets, 7-11's Slurpees became avaiable in all locations in 1967.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1967: $42,000

South African doctor Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant.

The Habit: Ouija board (from Parker Brothers)
1st appearances & 1967's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents: Kerplunk, Johnny Astro, TALKING G.I. Joe action figures, Mega Bloks, Newton's cradle, Uncle Fester's Mystery Light Bulb, Lit-Brite, Ants in the Pants Game
Best Film Oscar Winner: In the Heat of the Night
1967 Most Popular TV shows:
1. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)
2. The Lucy Show (CBS)
3. Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (CBS)
4. Gunsmoke (CBS)
5. Family Affair (CBS)
6. Bonanza (NBC)
7. The Red Skelton Show (CBS)
8. The Dean Martin Show (NBC)
9. The Jackie Gleason Show (CBS)
10. Bewitched (ABC)
1967 Billboard
Number One Songs
December 31, 1966 - February 17, 1967:
I'm A Believer - The Monkees

February 18 - March 3:
Kind Of A Drag - The Buckinghams

March 4 - March 10:
Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones

March 11 - March 17:
Love is Here and Now You're Gone - The Supremes

March 18 - March 24:
Penny Lane - The Beatles

March 25 - April 14:
Happy Together - The Turtles

April 15 - May 12:
Somethin' Stupid - Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra

May 13 - May 19:
The Happening - The Supremes

May 20 - June 2:
Groovin' - The Young Rascals

June 3 - June 30:
Respect - Aretha Franklin

July 1 - July 28:
Windy - The Association

July 29 - August 28:
Light My Fire - The Doors

August 19 - August 25:
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles

August 26 - September 22:
Ode To Billy Joe - Bobbie Gentry

September 23 - October 20:
The Letter - Box Tops

October 21 - November 24:
To Sir With Love - Lulu

November 25 - December 1:
Incense And Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock

December 2 - December 29:
Daydream Believer - The Monkees

December 30, 1967 - January 19, 1968:
Hello Goodbye - The Beatles

What Important Events Happened in 1967?


bulletIn 1967, the number of American troops in Vietnam increased to 475,000.
bulletBoxer Mohamed Ali was stripped of his world championship for refusing to join the US Army.
bulletIsrael went to war with Syria, Egypt and Jordan in the six days war.
bulletTwiggy, the British fashion model was born, bringing in shorter skirts and paper clothing.



In the year 2002, most of us turned 53 years old and were about:

32 years 7 months younger than Walter Cronkite, age 85
29 years 0 months younger than Pope John Paul II, age 82
25 years 0 months younger than George Herbert Bush, age 77
17 years 8 months younger than Barbara Walters, age 70
15 years 6 months younger than Larry King, age 68
9 years 4 months younger than Ted Koppel, age 62
5 years 11 months younger than Geraldo Rivera, age 58
2 years 11 months younger than President G.W. Bush, age 55
2 years 1 month older than Jesse Ventura, age 50
6 years 5 months older than Bill Gates, age 46
11 years 1 month older than John Elway, age 41
14 years 6 months older than when Kennedy was assassinated, age 38
16 years 9 months older than Cindy Crawford, age 36
22 years 2 months older than Jeff Gordon, age 30
26 years 7 months older than Tiger Woods, age 26
32 years 6 months older than Jenna and Barbara Bush, age 20

This also means we were:

52 years old when 9/11/01 World Trade Center Disaster occurred 
52 years old when a postage stamp cost 37 cents
(June 2002)
51 years old when a postage stamp cost 34 cents
48 years old when Princess Diana died
46 years old when a postage stamp cost 32 cents
45 years old at the time of Oklahoma City bombing
45 years old when O. J. Simpson was charged with murder
45 years old when a postage stamp cost 29 cents
43 years old at the time of the bombing of the World Trade Center (first)
41 years old when Operation Desert Storm began
40 years old during the fall of the Berlin Wall
36 years old when the space shuttle Challenger exploded
34 years old when Apple introduced the Macintosh
34 years old during Sally Ride's travel in space
32 years old when a postage stamp cost 18 cents.
31 years old when Pres. Reagan was shot by John Hinckley, Jr.
30 years old at the time the Iran hostage crisis began
27 years old on the U.S.'s bicentennial Fourth of July
25 years old when President Nixon left office
22 years old when Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace was shot
20 years old at the time the first man stepped on the moon
19 years old when a postage stamp cost 6 cents for first class; 10 cents for air mail
18 years old when Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated
18 years old on the day we graduated
16 years old during the Watts riot
14 years old at the time President Kennedy was assassinated
10 years old when Hawaii was admitted as the 50th of the United States
8 years old when the Soviet satellite Sputnik 1 was launched
4 years old at the end of the Korean War


...and when these songs were topping the charts
and these events occurred our age was (for most of us):

The Doggie in the Window, Patti Page: 3
Rock Around the Clock, Bill Haley and His Comets: 6
Don't be Cruel, Elvis Presley: 7
American Bandstand first airs nationally: 8
Tequila, The Champs: 8
Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper die in a plane crash: 9
The Twist, Chubby Checker: 11
Big Bad John, Jimmy Dean: 12
Sherry, The 4 Seasons: 13
The Beatles first appear live on The Ed Sullivan Show: 14
Downtown, Petula Clark: 15
The 8 track tape player first offered in 1966 Fords: 16
To Sir with Love, Lulu: 18
Hey Jude, The Beatles: 19
Woodstock Music Festival: 20
Me and Bobby McGee, Janis Joplin: 21
ABC TV premieres In Concert: 23
Time in a Bottle, Jim Croce: 24
I Shot the Sheriff, Eric Clapton: 25
Silly Love Songs, Wings: 26
Elvis Presley Dies: 28
Do Ya Think I'm Sexy, Rod Stewart: 29
Another Brick in the Wall, Pink Floyd: 30
John Lennon is shot to death: 31
MTV makes its debut: 32
Who Can it be Now, Men at Work: 33
The recording of We Are The World: 35
Walk Like an Egyptian, Bangles: 37
Didn't We Almost have it all, Whitney Houston: 38
Back In The U.S.S.R. is released exclusively in Russia: 39
Nothing Compares 2 U, Sinead O'Connor: 40
Emotions, Mariah Carey: 42
Fleetwood Mac perform at Bill Clinton's inauguration: 43
The Sign, Ace Of Base: 44
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opens: 46


and that we were (most of us):

3 years old at the time TV Guide debuted nationally
6 years old when the series Gunsmoke started
8 years old during the first airing of
Leave It To Beaver
10 years old when the first episode of Bonanza aired
13 years old at the time Beverly Hillbillies first aired
15 years old when the Addams Family first appeared on TV
17 years old at the time the first Star Trek episode was televised
21 years old when All in the Family was first shown
23 years old at the time the TV series M*A*S*H began
26 years old when Saturday Night Live first aired
28 years old when CBS introduced Dallas
31 years old during the first airing of Hill Street Blues
33 years old at the time the first Cheers episode was televised
37 years old when L.A. Law was first aired on TV
37 years old at the time the series Married with Children began
40 years old when Seinfeld was first televised
42 years old in the month Home Improvement began
45 years old at the time the TV series Friends began
47 years old when Everybody Loves Raymond first aired
50 years old when Who Wants To Be A Millionaire began in the US

and when these movies were released in the U.S. our age was (for most of us):

Old Yeller: 8
Ben-Hur: 10
West Side Story: 12
The Sound of Music: 15
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: 18
Midnight Cowboy: 19
The Godfather: 22
American Graffiti: 24
Jaws: 26
Star Wars: 27
Animal House: 29
Star Trek: The Motion Picture: 30
ET: 33
The Terminator: 35
Top Gun: 36
Planes, Trains & Automobiles: 38
Steel Magnolias: 40
Home Alone: 41
Wayne's World: 42
Jurassic Park: 44
Forrest Gump: 45
Fargo: 46
Saving Private Ryan: 49
Toy Story 2: 50


In 1937, a team known as the Cincinnati Bengals was formed as a member of the American Football League. The 1937 Bengals finished with a 2-4-2 record in their first year, but the AFL folded after the season. The Bengals continued as an independent team in 1938, and in 1939 joined a new AFL, finishing in second place with a 6-2 record. But again, the league folded after the season.

Once again in 1940, another new AFL emerged, and again the Bengals joined. But that AFL suffered the fate of the two AFLs before it, folding after the 1941 season as the United States entered World World II, and the Bengals folded along with it.

Pro football returned to Cincinnati  26 years later in 1967 when Paul Brown headed an ownership group that landed an expansion franchise in the modern-era American Football League. Brown, a Pro Football Hall of Famer who founded and coached the Cleveland Browns from 1946-62, picked the name Bengals for the new team "to give it a link with past professional football in Cincinnati."